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Redskins vs. Chiefs Monday Night Football Live Updates: Week 4 score, stats, highlights, analysis

Redskins vs. Chiefs Monday Night Football Live Updates: Week 4 score, stats, highlights, analysis

Monday Night Football is a tradition that many close to the Washington Redskins tend to forget about.

Tonight the Redskins (2-1) face the Kansas City Chiefs (3-0) in what will be a raucous Arrowhead Stadium.

Since 1998, Washington is 5-19 on Monday night but also an impressive 4-3 on the road in those contests.

Playing in Kansas City is no cake walk though, the Chiefs are known to having one of the best home-field advantages in all of football.

They also hold the current record for the loudest stadium in the world at 142.2 decibels.

Last weekend the Redskins got the primetime bug off of their backs by commanding the Super Bowl contending Oakland Raiders.

Through three games in 2017, the Redskins have relied on a stout defensive front that has opposing quarterbacks struggling. Finding success in Week 3, Kirk Cousins has appeared to come to form with his 365 yard, three touchdown performance. Running back Rob Kelley is back along with tight end Jordan Reed which will surely boltser the offensive arsenal that the team will need on Monday night. 

The Week 4 Monday Night Football game between the Redskins and the Chiefs takes place at 8:30 p.m. ET on Monday at Arrowhead Stadium in Kansas City, Mo.

Redskins Kickoff with Chick Hernandez, Brian Mitchell and Trevor Matich airs live at 7:30 p.m. The trio returns at 11:30 p.m. ET for Redskins Extra. (Channel Finder)

REDSKINS VS. CHIEFS WEEK 4 MONDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL LIVE BLOG:

FOURTH QUARTER:

11:40 p.m.: Chiefs go for the kick from 43 yards out. Butker makes the kick but Gruden called a timeout beforehand. He makes it again afterwards. Chiefs lead 23-20. 

11:36 p.m.: Smith completes a pass to Conley but the ball comes loose. Conley is ruled down. Officials review the play but the call stands. The Chiefs get the first down at the Redskins' 24.

11:33 p.m.: Smith has time and completes a deep pass to Wilson all the way down to the Redskins' 35 yard line. Only 33 seconds left. 

11:30 p.m.: Hopkins sinks the 40-yard field goal on 4th down. The game is tied 20-20 with 47 seconds to go. 

11:29 p.m.: On 3rd and 2, Cousins throws it perfectly into the endzone to Doctson but the receiver wasn't able to come down with it. 

11:21 p.m: On 3rd and 8, Cousins holds onto the ball and rushes for 10 yards and the first down. Two plays later, Cousins holds onto it again and scrambles up the middle to the Chiefs' 30-yard line for another first down. Under two minutes left in the game.

11:15 p.m.: On 4th and 5, the Chiefs go for three. Butker makes the 32-yard field goal. Chiefs lead 20-17 with a little under five minutes left in the fourth quarter.

11:07 p.m.: Even on the road, Redskins fans rep the team. 

11:05 p.m.: Alex Smith having little trouble moving the ball down the field now. The Redskins had been pressuring him a bunch earlier in the game. But the injuries are starting to take a toll on them.

11:03 p.m.: The Redskins have contained Kareem Hunt for most of the night. But there is Hunt, brekaing off an 18-yard run. 

10:58 p.m.: Redskins just look like a different team. Less gusto, moxie, grit, pluck, you know, buzzwords. But that can be attributed to a few things: injuries, playing on the road, late-game cramps and more injuries.

THIRD QUARTER:

10:45 p.m.: Chiefs tie it up on a Harrison Butker (lololololol) field goal.

10:42 p.m.: With Josh Norman out of the lineup, the Redskins defense is not firing on all cylinders. DJ Swearinger just barked at Martrell Spaight for being out of position. This really is turning into the tale of two halves. 

10:35 p.m.: Marcus Peters has not had a great game, and now he's taking it out on his own fans. 

10:32 p.m.: Ryan Grant. TD. Good guys 17, bad guys 14. 

10:30 p.m.: Vernon Davis catcheds a nice pass from Kirk Cousins, maybe 25 yards. Davis adds 40 or so after the catch. Officially a 69-yard catch. Nice.

10:25 p.m.: Update: Zach Brown tackle. Flag. Deshazor Everett injury. Chiefs TD. 

10:20 p.m.: Need a game reset? Here you go: Redskins TD. Redskins FG. Trent Williams injury. Trent Williams returns. Rob Kelley injured. Penalty. Chiefs score. Penalty. Josh Norman injury. Halftime. Rob Kelley doubtful for return. Josh Norman doubtful to return. Flag. Martrell Spaight injury. Flag. Martrell Spaight returns. 

SECOND QUARTER:

9:45 p.m.: And now Josh Norman is walking off the field, favoring his shoulder. It's the same shoulder he injured in Week 2 against the Rams. 

9:35 p.m.: Tress Way with a 52-yard punt. Tress Way is good at punting. 

9:32 p.m.: Another drop from Terrelle Pryor. Not great, Bob.

9:30 p.m.: Good news: Trent Williams is back in the game. Bad news: Rob Kelley is questionable for return with an ankle injury.

9:25 p.m.: My goodness, Josh Norman. He absolutely unloaded on Travis Kelce.

9:15 p.m.: Trent Williams is questionable for return. That is not good. Not good at all.

9:10 p.m.: Trent Williams is down and being helped off the field. He walked off the field on his own power, but losing him for even just one play is a major loss.

9:05 p.m.: Was just a matter of time before the Chiefs move the ball down the field. 

FIRST QUARTER:

8:58 p.m.: Redskins in the red zone: Handoff to Rob Kelley. Handoff to Rob Kelley. Kirk Cousins zone read. Dustin Hopkins field goal. WHERE IS THE FADE?!?! Redskins 10, Chiefs 0.

8:54 p.m.: The call is reversed and the Redskins hold on to the ball. Phew.

8:53 p.m.: Kirk Cousins finds Jordan Reed over the middle in double-coverage. Reed makes a great catch, but the ball is dislodged as he goes down. Call on the field is a fumble, but they're taking a look at it. 

8:50 p.m.: Redskins go for it on Fourth and short. Beautiful play call gets Cousins out of the pocket on a bootleg. Great blocking from Jeremy Sprinkle and Trent Williams.

8:45 p.m.: Does anybody else find it strange when Jay Gruden refers to his brother as "Jay Gruden?" Just call him Jay. I get that he has to be impartial, but still. It's weird.

8:42 p.m.: Chiefs offensive lineman Lauren Duvernay-Tardif is down on the field and looks to be in a lot of pain. The Chiefs offensive line is already down Mitch Morse and Parker Ehringer. On top of that Eric Fisher is battling back pain. Not a good sign for the Chiefs. 

8:40 p.m.: Ryan Kerrigan sacks Alex Smith. Kerrigan has been simply sensational through the first four weeks. This is his 100th career game for the Redskins and his 100th straight start.

8:37 p.m.: Did Pryor push off on Marcus Peters? It sure looked like it, but no call from the zebras.

8:35 p.m.: Terrelle Pryor hauls in a huge pass from Kirk Cousins. That's Pryor's first TD of the season. Second week in a row Redskins have scored on their opening drive. Redskins 7, Chiefs 0

8:30 p.m.: A big run by Rob Kelley. He's gonna have to pound the rock a lot tonight.

PREGAME:

8:10 p.m.: Will Kirk Cousins throw for at least 292 yards tonight? It's a question JP Finlay and Rich Tandler posed during their Over/Under segment. Before the MNF game tonight, JP got answers from two pretty good Redskins quarterbacks.

7:55 p.m.: For those wondering, the Redskins are just 2-9 in their last 11 Monday Night Football games. The win vs. the Raiders in primetime on Sunday night was big, but Monday Night Football is a whole different beast.

7:45 p.m.: So, yeah. Bashauld Breeland's custom cleats are pretty dope. 

7:40 p.m.: Josh Doctson finally got it done last week, thanks to a huge touchdown catch against the Raiders. Can he replicate his Week 3 success in Week 4?

7:30 p.m.: Before we get to the game, be sure to check out JP Finlay's latest "Checking In" segment. It's BBQ heavy.

6:55 p.m.: The Inactive list is out for Redskins vs. Chiefs. The Redskins are going with four tight ends tonight but just four wide receivers. Also: Mack Brown is not in the lineup. 

6:40 p.m.: This is a very large drum.

Look at the size of this freaking drum

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6:10 p.m.: Two Chiefs fans have what looks to be a Batmobile and I've never been more jealous.

6:05 p.m.: White jerseys and burgundy pants for the Redskins tonight. More burgundy pants, please.

5:55 p.m.: Like most of you, I am sitting in my office and wondering how I can get to the Arrowhead Stadium parking lot within the next ten minutes.

5:35 p.m.: Good dog or greatest dog?

5:20 p.m.: Personally, I am torn on this game. I did not expect the Redskins to shellack the Raiders, not at home, not in primetime, not at all. Did that change my perception of what the Redskins can do? Not really. I think tonight will be more competative thatn I thought a week ago, but Kansas City is a talented, sturdy football team. We'll get to predictions in a bit, but I just needed to state early on that my expectations are tempered. 

5:15 p.m.: As I mentioned, JP Finlay is on the scene in Kansas City. Arrowhead Stadium is one of America's great football venues and the place is rockin' even several hours before kickoff.

5:10 p.m.: Welcome to our Week 4 live blog of the Redskins vs. Chiefs game. It's me, Troy Machir again. You can follow JP Finlay and Rich Tandler too if you'd like. They're at Arrowhead Stadium for the game. That's cool and all, but since I'm here, I suggest you stick around. 

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Redskins Week 15 injury report: Two out, seven questionable vs. Cardinals

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Redskins Week 15 injury report: Two out, seven questionable vs. Cardinals

Redskins linebacker Zach Brown may want to power through his myriad of injuries but he won’t be able to do it this week.

Brown is one of two Redskins who have been declared out for the game against the Cardinals on Sunday. Jay Gruden listed his injuries as toe/ankle/Achilles/hip. This will be the first game that Brown has missed with the Redskins and his first since he was with the Titans in 2014.

Also out is safety Montae Nicholson, who will miss his fourth straight game with a concussion.

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Listed as questionable are OT Morgan Moses (ankle), OT Trent Williams (knee), OLB Ryan Anderson (ankle), WR Ryan Grant (ankle), WR Maurice Harris (concussion), DE Terrell McClain (toe), and C Chase Roullier (hand).

Williams’ status for Sunday is very much in doubt. His usual pattern since sustaining a knee injury in Week 4 has been to sit out the first two days of practice and then participate in the third. However, he was not on the field on Friday during the portion of practice that was open to the media. Jay Gruden said that he did join the team at some point but he didn’t indicate that he took part in any football activity.

He has missed three games and it would not be surprising if he missed a fourth on Sunday. If Williams can’t go, Ty Nsekhe will start at left tackle.

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Roullier has been out the last three games with a broken right (snapping) hand. He has had the cast off of it for a couple of weeks now and he could be ready to go on Sunday.

Harris was out of the game against the Chargers last Sunday with a concussion. He has been practicing on a limited basis all week. The chances that he can pass the concussion protocol seem good, although with concussions it is always difficult to know for sure.

Stay up to date on the Redskins. Rich Tandler covers the team 365 days a year. Like his Facebook page Facebook.com/TandlerNBCS and follow him on Twitter @TandlerNBCS.

  

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Why ailing Zach Brown has plenty of incentive to keep playing

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Why ailing Zach Brown has plenty of incentive to keep playing

Redskins linebacker Zach Brown missed practice for a second straight day on Thursday, putting doubt into his availability for the game against the Cardinals.

Brown is leading the league in combined tackles and, probably, in injuries.

The team’s injury report says that he is dealing with four of them—toe, Achilles, and ankle with an illness piled on top of those.

“They’re hindering him quite a bit,” Jay Gruden said of Brown’s laundry list of ailments.

“Sickness is starting to clear up a little bit but he’s still a little sore. We’ll see if he makes any progress tomorrow. It’d have to be pretty significant, but we’ll have to wait and see.”

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The illness might clear up but the other injuries are unlikely to go away until a few weeks into the offseason. He is getting treatments that include massage, laser, and acupuncture but rest is the only thing that will get rid of the problems.

Some have wondered why Brown persists with multiple injuries and the team now mathematically eliminated from the playoffs. For one thing, playing is what he does.

“I like to play the game,” said Brown last week.

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“I like to play the game with passion and I hate to lose. I try my best to help people do better, just trying to help some of the young guys. At the end of the day, you rest when the season’s over.”

There are financial considerations as well, on a couple of different fronts. Brown will be a free agent in 2018 and he is risking further injury that could lower his value on the market. He says that does not factor into is thinking.

“Last two years I was on the free agent market, it’s the way I play,” he said. “If that was the case I would have just shut it down already.”

There are other, more immediate financial considerations as well. Brown has per-game roster bonuses of $15,625 that are paid if he is on the list of 46 active players. And he has incentive bonuses of up to $2.3 million according to Over the Cap. It’s safe to say that at least some of those bonuses will be attainable only if Brown is able to play effectively in all or nearly all of the scheduled 16 games.

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Brown hasn’t spoken about the incentive bonus money being important and, given his answer to the free agency question, he probably wouldn’t. But this is not a player who has made a ton of money in his career. According to Spotrac, if he hits on his roster bonuses and on his likely to be earned incentives this year he will have about $7.7 million in career earnings. That’s a good chunk of money but once you take away taxes, a cut to his agent and other various and sundry expenses it’s not “set for life” money. It’s likely that his bank account would notice whatever he can collect in incentives.

Gruden has said that Brown is a player who could go on Sunday even with only one practice under his belt. We will know a lot more about his status this afternoon when his practice status for Friday and his game status for Sunday will be announced on the injury report.